Reconfiguration complete for Edinburgh fire station

THE Edinburgh section headquarters of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has undergone a remodelling, to make it much more efficient and capable of housing an upcoming fire services museum.

The work – carried out by architects, Smith Scott Mullan Associates, with main contractor, Robertson Group – has seen what was previously a “miss-mash” of spaces turned into something much more ordered and connected.

Says a media announcement issued by the architects, here: “The appearance and energy performance of the building have been completely transformed by replacing the external envelope. The building now makes a positive contribution to the streetscape, whilst the retention of the existing concrete frame has saved 150,000kg of carbon dioxide compared to demolition.”

The project management, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering was undertaken by Pick Everard and principal designer, F3 Building Surveyors.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland